Is peanut butter a food that can be eaten on the program? I have organic peanut butter that is only peanuts and sea salt. It is almost liquid at room temperature. I just couldn't find anything regarding peanut butter and was curious if this organic kind would work.
Peanut butter isn't an "authorized" food during the 12 week challenge. Maybe it's something you could save for free day or after your challenge when you are in maintenance. That's what I understand anyway. I think it's just too high in fat to eat when you are trying to lose a lot of body fat.
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16g of fat per serving
150 calories from fat out of 200 cals
This is not a good option for BFL.
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I think peanut butter is a good source of protein and most of the fat is good fat, however, it is a high calorie food! I would use it, but sparingly...and ORGANIC is the only one I would use!!! You can pour off the liquid fat at the top to remove a lot of the fat content by the way!
There are plenty of better sources of protein out there.
In my opinion...save the peanut butter for free day; it is not on the original authorized food list and that is what I and many others adhere to...
Thanks for posting the nutrition label, Bryan!
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I agree with the other posts. From experience I would strongly recommend you to avoid it during the challenge. Save it for your free day. Just about every free day during my challenge I would wake up to a breakfast of peanut butter and honey on toast.
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I agree with Rob and Jen! I use some when I need to satisfy a sweet tooth.
If I eat peanut butter during BFL i make sure that its natural and just one tbsp. I also watch not to eat any other fat that day like oil, feta, nuts, ect. Hope that helps.
Actually, in the BFL Challenge Kit it does say that natural peanut butter and a good fat. However, it is only good if it is 1 tblsp a day. Thanks for all the input.
Natural Peanut butter is healthy and is good for people on a muscle building program however for people on a fatloss the problem is that Peanut tastes so damn good and because its mostly fat the calories start to really add up if you eat too much of it, if you can stick to 1 tablespoon a day then I think its fine
What ever you do, dont start using peanut butter as your serving of protein, there is protein in peanut butter but there is also alot of carbs and fats, unlike chicken *** for example which is virtually all protein, peanut butter is classed in the fat category for bodybuilders that eat it
Oh, it's questions like this that REALLY make me miss Mike Harris!! He was very anti-PB. And anti-banana. And anti-protein bars. Man, I miss that guy!!
Personally, I'd say save it for a free meal. I disagree with the BFL Challenge kit on this one - it used to not be listed there. (They are a little more lenient nowadays.) And if you are going to eat it, it's no use to pour off the fat - you might as well get some good fats out of it (almond butter would be even better here.)
I look at it this way - if you are really looking to go hard-core, omit it. If it is something that will keep you sane and on-course the rest of the day, include it but just be careful. Stick to 1 Tbl. (MEASURE IT EVERY TIME!!) and be sure to include a good source of protein in that meal. Whatever makes this doable FOR YOU and will keep you on track. Good luck!
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Peanut Butter, even the best possible natural kind isn't good for a weight loss or muscle building program. It's Omega 6 fat and that is naturally in so much of what we eat already. We need Omega 3 fish oil in the form of EPA and DHA. Natural PB does not have the kind of fat we need so all we are really getting from it, is fat.
Ok I kinda agree with the peanut butter and meal replacement but this myth aginst bananas really needs to stop, they are actually mentioned in the book and are lower on the glycemic scale then people realise, in fect they are a superfoood
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